Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various evergreen shrubs or plants of the genus Pittosporum, widely grown as ornamental or hedge plants in warm regions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, type of the order Pittosporeæ, characterized by the thick wingless seeds, and thick loculicidal capsule, which is coriaceous or woody, globose, ovate, or obovate, often compressed and with imperfect partitions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of many flowering plants of the genus Pittosporum

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, genus name : Greek pissa, pitta, pitch + New Latin spora, spore; see spore.]

Examples

  • I chose this variegated pittosporum, which is hardy and long-lived.

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  • Overhead, the molecules of dialectic conference accumulate in the upper branches of pittosporum trees the birds sip on peppermint mochas and despair of large organizations.

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  • The bush looks like pittosporum with green blossoms.

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  • There is no mention of pittosporum on the garden's map.

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  • There is no mention of pittosporum on the garden's map.

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  • Or perhaps the orange blossom like aroma of some pittosporum blossoms.

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  • The bush looks like pittosporum with green blossoms.

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  • Or perhaps the orange blossom like aroma of some pittosporum blossoms.

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  • * My eyes scan the olive trees and the citrus-scented hedge of pittosporum next to the boules* court before settling on the pelouse* below where they catch on an ant as it marches along the top of a bent blade of grass.

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  • * My eyes scan the olive trees and the citrus-scented hedge of pittosporum next to the boules* court before settling on the pelouse* below where they catch on an ant as it marches along the top of a bent blade of grass.

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